• Chen Long powers Qingdao over Xiamen in China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: Chen Long who played for Qingdao in the 2016/2017 season of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) scored a 21-14, 21-14 against Tian Houwei of Xiamen, lifted his current team to a victory 3-2 win over his former team Xiamen on Saturday.Chen Long remains China Badminton Super League's top box-office star.

    Chen Long remains China Badminton Super League's top box-office star.

  • Lin Dan rallies to beat Chen Long in China Badminton Super League (CBSL)

    Beijing: In the fourth leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) that took place on Thursday, Lin Dan was discovered to have had an extramarital affair while his wife was pregnant in November, tried to pull himself from the cheating scandal by winning a classic battle against reigning Olympic Chen Long.Lin Dan (right) beats Chen Long at the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Lin Dan (right) beats Chen Long at the 2016/2017 China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Chen Long loses but Qingdao beat Jiangsu 3-2

    Beijing: Although China's World No. 10 Shi Yuqi notched up a nail-biting straight-set win over reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in the third leg of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) between Jiangsu and defending champions Qingdao, the Qingdao team withstood a spirited rally by Jiangsu and managed to capture a 3-2 victory on Wednesday.Chen Long plays Shi Yuqi in the China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

    Chen Long plays Shi Yuqi in the China Badminton Super League (CBSL).

  • China Badminton Super League: Lin Dan earns 2nd win, Goh Liu Ying partners Zhang Nan

    Beijing: The China Badminton Super League (CBSL) ended its second round of the contest on Thursday. Lin Dan's Guangzhou Heyuan team were heart-broken again on Thursday in a 2-3 loss to the Hunan team after surrendering 2-3  in the opening tie on Tuesday.Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

    Goh Liu Ying/Zhang Nan form an interesting but certaintly a very strong mixed doubles pair.

  • Chen Long, Nitya Maheswari-Greysia Polii withdraw from Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Rio Olympic champion and World No. 2 Chen Long of China has decided to give up on the wild card granted by Badminton World Federation (BWF) that allowed him to compete for the USD$1 million Superseries Finals held in Dubai from Dec 14-18.Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long decides to end 2016 season early after skipping the Superseries Finals.

  • Lin Dan beats Tian Houwei in Chinese Badminton Super League

    Beijing: The new 2016-17 season of China Badminton Super League (CBSL) has officially started in December 6, 2016, and despite his extra marital affair scandal that rocked the badminton world last month, the two-time Olympic champion showed he still a formidable opponent on the badminton court by beating Tian Houwei 21-15, 22-20.Lin Dan has to rely on badminton to pull him away from other distractions. (photo: AP)

    Lin Dan has to rely on badminton to pull him away from other distractions. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Goh/Tan are Finalists for 2016 BWF Player of the Year award

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has listed Malaysia's World No. 1 badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei and World No. 1 men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong as the finalists for Male Badminton Player of the Year award.Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

    Lee Chong Wei is a top candidate for 2016 Male Badminton Player of the Year award. (photo:AP)

  • Tai Tzu Ying overtakes Carolina Marin and becomes World No. 1

    Taipei: Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying is now officially the best women's singles player on the planet.

    In the latest world rankings published Thursday by Badminton World Federation (BWF), the 22-year-old Taiwanese player was listed as No. 1 women's singles player with 78,651 points, followed by Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin of Spain with 77,750 points.Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

    Congratulations to Tai Tzu Ying for becoming World No. 1. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong are going to Destination Dubai

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite speculation that World No. 1 men's singles player Lee Chong Wei's spot in the season-ending Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Superseries Finals was in jeopardy after his withdrawal from French Open, China Open and Hong Kong Open, the latest Destination Dubai Rankings published by BWF showed both Lee and the World No. 1 men's pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were the only Malaysians who have made the cut in the year-ending USD $1 million event.Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

    Lee Chong Wei could meet Chen Long again in the World Superseries Finals. (photo: AP)

  • Jan O Jorgensen beats Chen Long to win China Open

    Fuzhou: Denmark's No. 4 seeds Jan O Jorgensen shocked the home crowd when he held off a stirring comeback from Chen Long in the first set as the second seed Chen came agonizingly close to taking the first set from 17-20 to 20-20 before Jorgensen restored his control to clinch the first set 22-20.Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

    Denmark's Jan Jorgensen upset Olympic champion Chen Long to win the 2016 China Superseries. (photo: AP)

  • Chen Long to play Jan Jorgensen in the China Open final

    Beijing: Men's singles No. 2 seeds and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long from China battled back from a set down to beat fierce rival No. 3 seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 21-18, 9-21, 21-14 to book his place in the final of the China Open on Saturday.Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

    Chen Long is set to play Jan Jorgensen in the 2016 China Open finals. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin beats Qiao Bin to reach China Open semis

    Fuzhou: Revenge proved sweet for Malaysia's World No. 33 men's singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin as he battled past reigning Korean Open champion Qiao Bin with a 21-19, 21-7 victory over the Chinese in Friday's China Open quarter-finals.Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

    Iskandar Zainuddin celebrates after his quarter-finals victory at the 2016 China Open. (photo: AP)

  • Iskandar Zainuddin, Chen Long advance to China Open quarters

    Fuzhou: With two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan's extramarital affair continued to dominate headlines for all the wrong reasons since Thursday morning, BadmintonPlanet would like to take the opportunity to give the ongoing China Open some much-deserved attention.It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

    It's nice to see Chen Long start playing badminton again. (photo: AP)

  • Lee Chong Wei to compete in Denmark, French, China, and Hong Kong Super Series

    uala Lumpur: World number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will compete in four Super Series and Premier Super Series tournaments to maintain his position as the world number one.Hope Lee Chong Wei doesn't wear himself out with these tournaments. (photo: AP)

    Hope Lee Chong Wei doesn't wear himself out with these tournaments. (photo: AP)

  • How old are Chen Qingchen, Chen Long?

    Kuala Lumpur: Just a few days after last week Korea Open champion Qiao Bin was found to be potentially engaged in age fabrication, BadmintonPlanet.com continued to discover more age discrepancies from Chinese badminton players.How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

    How old is Chen Long? (photo: BWF)

  • Lee Chong Wei tops men's world rankings ahead of the Japan Open

    Kuala Lumpur: There was only one slight change in the top 10 Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings over the past week, with World No. 10 Kidambi Srikanth fell to No. 13th, hence allowing Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark to move up one spot from No. 11 to No. 10.Lee Chong Wei tastes a piece of 'Moon Cake' during the mid-autumn festival. (photo: Sinchew)

    Lee Chong Wei tastes a piece of 'Moon Cake' during the mid-autumn festival. (photo: Sinchew)

  • Lin Dan and Chinese Olympic delegates wrap up visit to Macau

    Macau: The Chinese Olympic delegation arrived in Macao on August 29 after their 3-day visit to Hong Kong last week.Lin Dan and Chen Long in Macau.

    Lin Dan and Chen Long in Macau.

  • Lee Chong Wei vs Chen Long gold medal match most-watched Rio Olympic event in China

    Beijing: Most people think the Olympics are just about basketball, swimming, track, gymnastics and the other more popular sports. However, in the 2016 Rio Olympics, badminton has become arguably the most popular Olympic sport in China, in terms of the TV ratings.Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

    Chen Long beats Lee Chong Wei to win the gold medal at Rio Olympics. (photo: AFP)

  • Chen Long wins Olympic gold, Lee Chong Wei deserves great respect!

    Rio de Janeiro: World No. 1 men's singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei once again had to settle for Olympic silver after he lost to World No. 2 Chen Long in the Rio Olympic final on Saturday.

    Lee seemed a little bit tense in the beginning of first set, allowing Chen Long to open up a 4-0 lead before Lee found his rhythm to reverse the lead at 5-4.Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Viktor Axelson (from left). (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Lee Chong Wei beats Lin Dan in three-set epic

    Rio de Janeiro: At last, the most anticipated epic battle between World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China on Friday has proven to be yet another all-time classic in the history of Olympic men's singles semi-final.Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

    Wish Lee Chong Wei good luck in the Olympic men's singles final. (photo: AFP)

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